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Assistant Accountant - 12 Month Contract
  • Competitive Remuneration
  • 12 Month Contract
  • Excellent Working Conditions

About Us:

Genesee & Wyoming Australia (GWA), one of the largest corporates based in South Australia, is a leading provider in the high growth rail transport sector.  With revenue in excess of $400 million and assets exceeding $2 billion, the company is highly regarded for its safety focus, operating expertise and financial strength in the provision of above and below rail services.  We invite you to go to our website to learn more about our expanding organisation.


About the Role:

Supporting the Financial Accountant you will be working closely with the wider finance team in all aspects of the accounting function in order to meet the business requirements for GWA. The position is a 12 month fixed term contract with the potential of extension.

  • Assist the Financial Accountant in preparation of monthly financial results;
    • Preparation and posting of journals
    • Reconciling accounts
    • Completion of checklists and collation of data
    • Reporting
    • Ensuring accurate and complete data
  • Preparation of balance sheet reconciliations for review by the Financial Accountant.
  • Assist with the management of capital spend and reporting of capital projects.
  • Assist with the maintenance of the fixed assets ledger.
  • Maintain tables in the accounting system.
  • Assist with the management and administration of the Credit Card management tool.
  • Assisting with preparation of regulatory requirements, i.e. GST, FBT, Income Tax and Statutory Accounts.
  • Contributing to ongoing system improvements.
  • Provide any other accounting support as directed.
  • Involvement in other projects at the direction of the Financial Accountant.

About You: 

You will need to be degree qualified and have experience in a similar role. What will set you apart from the other applicants is your teamwork, high degree of organisation, ability to multitask and a commitment to meeting critical deadlines.


Essential Selection Criteria: 

  • Degree qualified in Accountancy
  • Min 2 – 5 years’ experience

Desirable Selection Criteria:

  • Experience within the Rail Industry or similar
  • Intermediate to advanced experience in the Microsoft office suite
  • Action orientated
  • Good organisational skills
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Flexible approach to work
  • Demonstrates resilience and adaptability

The Process:

As part of GWA’s recruitment and selection process, short listed applicants will be required to undertake recruitment testing and successfully pass a pre-employment health assessment.


To apply, submit your resume and cover letter as a single Word document

via the “Apply” button by close of business 12 February 2018.


For further enquiries please call Human Resources on 08 8343 5471.


Genesee & Wyoming Australia Pty Ltd is an Equal Opportunity Employer and has a zero tolerance to drugs and alcohol in the workplace.

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